Man, am I exhausted. I just got back from a weekend trip to St. Simons Island, GA for a bachelorette party weekend. One of my best friends is getting married on October, and I am her matron of honor (I feel so old when I call myself a “matron” ^_^). A few hours of sleep each night is just not enough for someone who is about 4 months pregnant!!
You may remember I did a post several weeks ago about this upcoming trip, discussing how our new frugal choices have made this trip affordable in light of a bigger international trip and our greatly anticipated new arrival. Many of the other ladies on the trip are also on budgets, so the bride and I conspired to make this the most frugal weekend getaway that we could.
First of all, the location was a good choice. St. Simons Island is a lovely little place, but a lot cheaper than some of the other nearby destinations. Also, since it’s a Georgia beach, everyone carpooled and only drove a few hours, saving a lot of money on gas.
So how did it break down?
- 7 ladies in a two bedroom condo that sleeps 6 – $87 per person
- $10 per person for groceries (I ended up buying them and spent $90, but I brought the leftovers home)
- $15 for dinner on Saturday night (the only night we went out, I split a plate)
- $50 of gas split with another girl (so $25 for me)
That comes out to a grand total of $137 per person. I also bought 5 matching Beatrix Potter books from a used bookstore, and a souvenir magnet for a combined $25, bringing my total to about $162. Not bad at all! The condo with a kitchen really helped.
I would like to hear about your frugal vacations. What have you done to save money on trips? Please share in the comments section below. Thanks!